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    Got some interesting jobs in....

    First is an 86 chassis that was “repaired” by a “so called” (and recommended) welder.....

    Half the job is cutting out everything that Tarzan “repaired”
    The other half is trying to save the rear crossmember......Tarzan plakked a lot of plates inside the RCM to try and strengthen his carp work.

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    5 levels .... battery tray is level,
    two inner levels are true,
    Back level (RCM) is 42mm out, RCM sticks out 24mm
    Front level (SCM) is 48mm out. Bumper is welded to the chassis

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    Dunno what happened but there’s now multiple threads

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    Cut off the RCM and cut all the repairs off. Then I started cutting and repairing the rust holes

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    Easy repair..... cut & weld

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    The first firewall is a 1953, pressed foot wells
    I’m hoping someone here has one and can take a pic of the top plate (below the windscreen)

    Firewall looks a bit rough, but isn’t a right off






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    The second firewall is a 1957 but that will have to wait a bit

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    I have a few firewall here.
    Which part did you want a pic off. As in a close up or a general wide view.
    I did not think they would get that rusty over there. More like here in OZ I would have thought.

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    I’m looking for a pic of the top of the firewall where the windscreen seal would fit.

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    Close up from engine side and drivers side

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    Hows this for a start.

    80 firewall 02 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]

    80 firewall 01 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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    Looking at the chassis in your first photo it appears to be an 80 inch (1950 - 1953) recognisable from the engine mounts, straight outriggers and the 2.5 inch front spring mounts. The firewall you have there has the sidelights in the front of the firewall - they were fitted up to 1951.
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    I wondered why this was not in the Land Rover section.
    80 inch Land Rovers were from 1948 to 53. 48, 49 and early 50 had narrow front springs with the swinging shackle on the front. Then they changed to the wider front springs and swinging shackle on the rear of the spring.
    The photo I put up is the same model as the OP was asking for.
    If he wants a photo of a 57 I have one of those too.

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    Dunno what happened last night with the rolling blackouts, but I’ve got multiple posts all over the forum.
    I’m working with the info given by the customers.
    The firewall is off an 80, we think it’s a 53?
    The chassis is supposedly a 86?

    Pics of the firewall is exactly what I’m looking for - could you zoom in. This one had a galvanized plate folded over the back lip and screwed to the front flat.
    I’ll post more pics
    Chassis number is on the RH engine mount, behind the battery mount

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    Said galvanized capping

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    Pics of the firewall is exactly what I’m looking for - could you zoom in.
    right-click, save image as..., then open it with a pic viewer on Windoze
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    Pics aren’t showing what I want....

    Top of the firewall (inside - above the dash) there is a “lip” ...stands 20mm above the engine side of the firewall.


    On the engine side, there is a horizontal lip (+ - 30mm) that runs backwards towards the inside upright



    Did the front lip butt up to the inside upright? (Horizontal and then vertical)
    Or did it just run horizontally and got tacked to the inside upright

    I figure that the galvanized capping is a DIY fix?

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    Tickford49.... the first pic looks about right.
    Can you zoom in right there (front & back pls)

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    Next question .... these angled plates in the footwells.....original or a hole cover? Click image for larger version. 

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    In the footwells, there are angled “plates” ...is this original or is it a DIY rust cover ??Click image for larger version. 

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